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Scouting For Girls - Everybody Wants To Be On TV

Scouting For Girls - Everybody Wants To Be On TV

It's been three years since the trio that make up Scouting For Girls released their self-titled debut album, which spawned five Top 40 singles and propelled them to nearly a million unit sales. This follow-up...

Review posted on 22nd April 2010

Moneen - The World I Want To Leave Behind

Moneen - The World I Want To Leave Behind

Canadian quintet Moneen released their debut album in 2001 and are now onto their fourth full-length release. They tour the UK in May, including an appearance at the Slam Dunk Festival, before heading onto mainland...

Review posted on 13th April 2010

Lifehouse - Smoke And Mirrors

Lifehouse - Smoke And Mirrors

Falling very much into the category of one hit wonder (2001's debut single 'Hanging By A Moment') on UK shores, Lifehouse have maintained a higher profile in other markets and now release their fifth album....

Review posted on 12th April 2010

Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk

Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk

Following on from their self-titled debut album of 2007, Boston outfit Boys Like Girls return with their second release. The quartet are currently touring Canada before a jaunt of Europe includes a show at London...

Review posted on 7th April 2010

We The Kings - Smile Kid

We The Kings - Smile Kid

Florida quartet We The Kings released their self-titled debut in 2007 and have since shared the stage with the likes of Cobra Starship and Boys Like Girls Now on their second album, it is currently...

Review posted on 29th March 2010

Sharleen Spiteri - The Movie Songbook

Sharleen Spiteri - The Movie Songbook

With her band Texas currently on hiatus Sharleen Spiteri released her debut solo record entitled 'Melody' in 2008. Reported sales of 300,000 copies, of which a third were in UK, certified it a success and...

Review posted on 23rd March 2010

Fun Lovin Criminals - Classic Fantastic

Fun Lovin Criminals - Classic Fantastic

Formed in the early nineties', Fun Lovin' Criminals are perhaps best known for their 1996 release 'Scooby Snacks'. This is the trio's sixth album and they are currently promoting it on UK tour which will...

Review posted on 17th March 2010

Stereophonics - Manchester MEN Arena March 7, 2010

Stereophonics - Manchester MEN Arena March 7, 2010

Though their recent 'Keep Calm And Carry On' album failed to hit the top ten, Stereophonics' live popularity is seemingly intact as they play their seventh UK arena tour. Their summer schedule includes festival appearances...

Review posted on 9th March 2010

Motion City Soundtrack - My Dinosaur Life

Motion City Soundtrack - My Dinosaur Life

Formed in 1997, Motion City Soundtrack's forth album and major label debut sees them once again working with Blink 182's Mark Hoppus. To promote this release they'll be playing a handful of shows around the...

Review posted on 8th March 2010

Cobra Starship - Hot Mess

Cobra Starship - Hot Mess

Formed in 2005 by Gabe Saporta, Cobra Starship are now onto their third album, which was released in their American homeland in the summer of 2009. About to perform a string of dates across Asia...

Review posted on 2nd March 2010

The High Wire - The Sleep Tape

The High Wire - The Sleep Tape

Review of The Hire Wire's album The Sleep TapeHaving garnered the support of Radio 2 after the release of their debut mini-album in 2008, the trio who make up The High Wire now release their...

Review posted on 23rd February 2010

30 Seconds to Mars - Manchester MEN Arena, February 20th, 2010

30 Seconds to Mars - Manchester MEN Arena, February 20th, 2010

Review of 30 Seconds To Mars live at Manchester MEN Arena on February 20, 2010Though tonight's show isn't a sell out, it is indicative of 30 Seconds To Mars' rise that they are playing arenas...

Review posted on 23rd February 2010

3OH!3 - Want

3OH!3 - Want

Review of 3OH!3's album WantHaving met whilst at university in Colorado, the duo who comprise 3Oh!3 take their moniker from their local telephone area code. This, their second album, was originally released in 2008 but...

Review posted on 17th February 2010

Flood Of Red - Leaving Everything Behind

Flood Of Red - Leaving Everything Behind

Review of Flood Of Red's album Leaving Everything BehindThe members of Scottish six-piece Flood Of Red may only be young at 21 years of age, but with hundreds of shows under their belt they've already...

Review posted on 9th February 2010

Japanese Voyeurs - That Love Sound

Japanese Voyeurs - That Love Sound

Review of Japanese Voyeurs single That Love SoundReading Japanese Voyeurs' own biography is like being in mind of an angst-ridden teenager, with immature remarks and a sarcastic humour that loses appeal once you've grown up....

Review posted on 4th February 2010

Chapel Club - O Maybe I

Chapel Club - O Maybe I

Review of Chapel Club's single O Maybe IFormed in 2008, Chapel Club takes their name from the area in which they practised on London's Old Road. The line up was completed through introductions through mutual...

Review posted on 4th February 2010

You Me At Six - Hold Me Down

You Me At Six - Hold Me Down

Review of You Me At Six's album Hold Me DownThe successor to 2008's 'Take Off Your Colours', You Me At Six's second album will sees the quintet looking to cement a rise that culminated in...

Review posted on 2nd February 2010

Lost Prophets - The Betrayed

Lost Prophets - The Betrayed

Review of Lostprophets album The BetrayedThe success of 2006's 'Liberation Transmission' saw Wales' Lostprophets gain enough crossover appeal to headline an arena tour and appear at the V Festival. Work on this follow up, 'The...

Review posted on 25th January 2010

Screaming Lights - Like Angels

Screaming Lights - Like Angels

Review of Screaming Lights album Like AngelsHailing from the music hotpot that is the North-west of England, Liverpool collective Recorded with Dan Grech earlier in the year, Screaming Lights released 'Like Angels' in October 2009...

Review posted on 4th January 2010

Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth - Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth

Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth - Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth

Review of Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth's self titled album.Being part of punk godfathers New York Dolls would be a satisfying enough position for some musicians, but for Steve Conte it is just one...

Review posted on 22nd December 2009

Paramore - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

Paramore - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

Paramore live reviewTennessee outfit Paramore were catapulted to punk-rock superstardom on the back of their sophomore release, 2007's 'Riot!', which in Manchester saw them graduate from a tiny university venue to theatre shows. Now promoting...

Review posted on 18th December 2009

30 Seconds to Mars - This Is War

30 Seconds to Mars - This Is War

Review of 30 Seconds To Mars album This Is WarWhile their self-titled debut in 2002 passed under the radar, 2005's 'A Beautiful Lie' saw 30 Seconds To Mars propelled to headlining status at Give It...

Review posted on 16th December 2009

Elliot Minor - Solaris

Elliot Minor - Solaris

Review of Elliot Minor's album SolarisFormerly known as The Academy, York quintet Elliot Minor had a top ten album with their self-titled debut in 2008, which spawned several top 30 singles. Like Fightstar they provided...

Review posted on 15th December 2009

Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits

Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits

Review of Foo Fighters Greatest Hits compilation.When Dave Grohl first fronted Foo Fighters in 1994, few would have envisaged that they would become one of the world's biggest rock acts, yet this was confirmed when...

Review posted on 10th December 2009

The Silent Years - The Globe

The Silent Years - The Globe

Album review of The Globe by The Silent YearsFormed toward the beginning of the millennium, The Silent Years are five childhood friends from the Detroit Metropolitan District who released their self-titled debut album in 2006....

Review posted on 9th December 2009

Greg Holden - A Word In Edgeways

Greg Holden - A Word In Edgeways

Review of Greg Holden's album A Word In EdgewaysGreg Holden is an example of what can be achieved by chasing your dreams; having relocated from his Lancashire roots to New York, he has released this...

Review posted on 7th December 2009

Bowling For Soup - Sorry For Partyin'

Bowling For Soup - Sorry For Partyin'

Review of Bowling For Soup's album Sorry For Partyin' Nearly 15 years after their first studio release Texas combo Bowling For Soup return with their tenth studio album. They may never have reached the success...

Review posted on 2nd December 2009

Nirvana - Live at Reading

Nirvana - Live at Reading

Review of Nirvana’s DVD Live At ReadingPerhaps one of the most bootlegged performances in history, Nirvana’s appearance at the Reading Festival in 1992 finally gets an official release. The band’s popularity had soared on the...

Review posted on 30th November 2009

CREED - Full Circle

CREED - Full Circle

Review of Creed's album Full CircleHaving disbanded in 2004, the quintet who make up Creed have reformed! Ok, it may hardly be the most notable reunion of recent times, particularly to the UK music scene...

Review posted on 23rd November 2009

Elbow - Asleep In The Back [Deluxe Edition]

Elbow - Asleep In The Back [Deluxe Edition]

Review of Elbow's album Asleep In The Back [Deluxe Edition]The quintet who makes up Bury outfit Elbow can look back on 2009 with a sense of satisfaction, following on from wianning the Mercury Music Prize...

Review posted on 16th November 2009

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